DEADLINE: January 15

The Global Business Hall of Fame, presented by JA Worldwide, features top entrepreneurs and business leaders that span the last two centuries. From the inventor of blue jeans to the co-founder of one of the world’s leading biotech companies, young people find a diverse set of influencers to kindle their entrepreneurial spirit.

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Nominee Categories
The Global Business Hall of Fame creates an opportunity for communities around the world to celebrate and recognize innovators and leaders in business. Nominees also will demonstrate a commitment to global good in alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) with specific focus on those closely aligned with Junior Achievement’s work: 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 17.

Innovator: Under 40 years of age, entrepreneurial in spirit, and community focused, the Innovator is changing the landscape globally or has emerged on the global stage because of the Innovator’s work. The Innovator is an inspiration, full of energy, and passionate about work, courageous, and a promoter of change and innovation on behalf of the global good.

Leader: As a senior leader who is an inspiration to others, the Leader’s contributions have advanced the landscape of business with a focus on improving the lives of others. As a result, the Leader has led companies and initiatives toward the Global Goals and is a role model who exhibits social values, inclusivity, and a global point of view. The Leader is likely to have led with a large scope of responsibility, resources, and talent (for example, 200+ employees; $3 million+ annual revenue, and so on).

Nominee Eligibility

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Nominee cannot be a member of the Review Committee, Selection Committee, or Voting Jury in same year.
  • Nominators cannot be a member of the Voting Jury in the same year.
  • Nominees cannot be a current Junior Achievement employee or employed by JA in the last 12 months.


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